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Crafts Museum

Bhairon Rd, New Delhi 110001, India (Nizamuddin)
11 337 1353
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As featured in New Delhi for free
Ranked #24 of 259 attractions in New Delhi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: History is brought to life at this excellent museum, where artisans demonstrate traditional embroidery, weaving, carving and pottery.
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taipei
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Obviously there's space to improve in Crafts Museum,such us renovation of the village buildings exhibited, touch-up of the details.... as it seems not completely finished according to the staff there. Still, I love this museum. The textile/ritual items collection, murals, store, cafe, AV room with a beautiful documentary on India handicraft art.....Also the special Ajrakh (block printing+dying) exhibition tells a... More

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Auroville, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

My wife are in Delhi for a couple of days. She found this place on Tripadvisor. Initially it said somewhere near Nizamuddin so we called the number given. No answer. We checked on Google Maps and it showed close to Pragati Maidan. Got there. My first impression was that this being a government initiative, there wouldn't be much to see.... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I had high hopes for this museum, but found that while it has high potential, it lacks the follow through. I had read online that it had a fee (10 Rs local, 150 Rs foreigners) but couldn't find the ticket counter when I entered and no one asked for a ticket. So maybe it is actually free. The gallery part... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

If you love crafts and textiles, you will love this museum. Although the exhibits could use a serious infusion of cash for preservation and presentation, the collection is lovely, especially the textiles. I wish I could have come back another day just to take notes on the unbelievable variety of textiles from all over India. No photographs were allowed, so... More

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Saratoga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This is an important museum which displays various forms of native crafts from sculptures to textiles. It is easy to navigate, and best of all, you can buy directly from local craftspeople in the courtyard. The gift shop is also wonderful, offering a nice selection of gifts in a wide range of prices. No photography allowed inside, but there are... More

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Even though most of the exhibits come from the North of the country, it is very enlightening. Gives an idea of different ways of life and crafts.

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Bhagalpur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Crafts Museum is one of the underrated tourist spots in Delhi. With many houses of arts and culture, the place has potential for attracting more people, it needs advertisement. Museum showcases different art styles of India, one can see wall paintings from different states. There is one village section that shows village lifestyle. One can enjoy live folk music and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

The museum has terrific exhibits with good signage. Craftsmen (dancers, weavers, pottery makers, etc.) dot the courtyard. The museum unfolds into more and more rooms, with cultural explanations in addition to explanations about the various crafts. There's a large outdoor area with examples of different types of houses in rural India. The store was a real find. High quality at... More

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Brampton, Canada
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

If you are an art lover, this is a must see place! The many artists, which different styles, taught me much about the different art styles in different parts of India. I even purchased two paintings. I'll definitely visit again.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

The place is so nice ,will take you to the ancient era. Its a walk to the past ,and a Great Place to be!! All in one here you can interact within craftsmen from different part of India. They also have traditional hut of different tribes and regions made. There was live music being played by traditional musician and his... More

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